Clara Steer - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Clara Steer Season 2023-24


Class Freshman
Hometown Carlsbad, Calif.
High School Pacific Ridge
Major Undeclared

Career Results

As a Freshman (2023-24)
• 2023-24 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
Track & Field
• Collegiate best in the 800 meters (2:15.59) at the Music City Challenge
• Fifth freshman finisher in the 1,500 meters (4:45.94) at the USF Alumni Invitational

Cross Country
• Competed in four of four regular season meets
• Fourth among Vanderbilt athletes and 58th overall (19:07.8) in the Open 5K at the Joe Piane Invitational
• 38th overall (18:12.4) at the 3M Mountain Dew Invitational

The Steer File
Clara Steer prepped at Pacific Ridge High School and recorded prep bests of 2:14 in the 800 meters, 5:03 in the 1,600 meters, 18:00.1 in the three miles (XC) and 18:45.3 in the 5K (XC). She was the 2023 Coastal Conference in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Steer also won the Coastal Conference title in the 1,600 meters in 2022 and was the runner-up in the 3,200 meters. As a senior, she placed 11th at the CIF State Cross Country Championships and was the runner-up at the conference meet. She won the Athlete of the Year Award as a senior. Academically, Steer won the Academic Excellence Award and was a member of the Cum Laude Society.

Clara’s father competed for Colgate’s track and field team.